Floyd Mayweather has announced that he’ll fight Logan Paul this 365 days.
The retired 50-0 boxing story will meet the 0-1 YouTuber, who lost his educated debut to fellow cyber internet sensation KSI in 2019, in an exhibition bout.
Mayweather announced his retirement from top-degree boxing in 2015.
He returned to the ring to face UFC big establish Conor McGregor two years later, to push his profession file to 50-0.
In 2018, the American travelled to Tokyo for an exhibition bout with kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Within the aftermath of that straight forward determine, Floyd acknowledged he’d be originate for further exhibitions.
Rumours swirled on social media two months within the past suggesting a bout with Logan became once a ‘done deal’, but it became once then reported that Floyd had been approached concerning the exhibition, but became once leaning in the direction of a ‘no’.
Now, he’s confirmed it’s in point of fact real.
Floyd Mayweather v Logan Paul: Date and launch time
Mayweather and Paul will face off in an exhibition bout on Saturday, February 20.
The online internet page has no longer been confirmed as of but and so launch times will notice.
The undercard, seemingly to embrace several extra exhibition fights, will also be confirmed at a later date.
Mayweather posted a temporary video graphic for the fight to his Instagram page.
His caption states: “Mammoth Exhibition Feb. 20, 2021 !!!! Early Bird Special On Sale NOW!!!! Fanmio. More Well-known aspects Soon. Hyperlink in BIO.”
The link in his Instagram bio takes you to the Fanmio internet internet page – who will seemingly be staging the PPV.
Their description of the event is: “Undefeated, 12-time, 5 division boxing film big establish Floyd Mayweather at 50-0 will take on social media sensation Logan Paul in a advise exhibition boxing match that is anticipated to affect historical past.
“Right here is your probability to appear this must-seek event are residing completely on Fanmio PPV, Saturday February 20, 2021.”
The fight became once priced at $24.99 for early merchants, but increased to $59.99 on December 29th and will magnify all over again to $79.99 on February 11th.
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Floyd Mayweather v Logan Paul: What has been acknowledged?
One of the critical Mayweather’s frail opponents, Victor Ortiz, reckons Paul will seemingly be a more challenging opponent for than McGregor became once.
“Conor couldn’t invent nothing,” Ortiz acknowledged. “I don’t imply to be in contact unsuitable. Conor’s a heck of a UFC fighter within the octagon, but he has no business in a hoop, versus somebody admire Logan – Logan realized in a hoop.
“So his stuff is all standup. The entirety about Logan is boxing, angles, transferring, so it’s two assorted worlds.
“I couldn’t speak you what somebody admire Logan or myself may per chance perhaps well invent in an octagon, but follow what you perceive. And Logan, he is aware of boxing today.
“I’ve talked to him about Floyd about a times. I give him the easy things: ‘Floyd is Floyd, but you’re unstoppable. You’re on any other degree.’
“I strongly deem Floyd may per chance perhaps well possess anxiousness. Logan can field, and he has energy, reach tempo, and he can transfer now.”